AUTISTIC PEOPLE ARE NOT SLOW

They're gifted

Tristan Neal Presents: The Truth About Autistic Individuals

Some often like to ridicule the autistic brain, and perceive an autistic person as slow, or mentally retarded, but they are creative and smart. So are autistic people intelligent creative minds that nobody can see through their social disabilities? Who knows? Maybe that autistic child you said would never get a job 20 years later becomes a successful news reporter, and provides a family of his own, living a rich full life. Let's take a look at a real life example. There's this boy named Spencer. Now imagine a tall ginger kid who can't properly communicate with people, who isn't good at talking and speech. Now imagine someone who is extraordinarily creative, and an amazing actor. Would you have guessed that the talents lie inside Spencer? Well they do, and that is my point. You see, Autistic people may not be skilled at communication, or other social skills, but they are incredibly gifted in a lot of other things, such as visual art, poetry, video editing, architecture, music, etc. Here's what all these remarkable skills have in common. They rely on creativity, which Autistic individuals have a lot of. Creativity is a key element to life, an advantage.

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN HAS DISCUSSED ABOUT AUTISM, LET'S INTERPRET WHAT THEY'VE SAID

"Autism is marked by three main characteristics: difficulty with social relationships, problems with communication and repetitive behaviors or narrowly focused interests."

So autistic people face challenges in their life, and that's okay. Everyone does, but autistic people are even more challenged, so there is no reason to think that they are lazy, they are trying at an effort to communicate, but the limits to a portion of their ability make it difficult.

"Many people with autism are unusually gifted in subjects like mathematics or music."

So just like we've talked about before, there is a weakness in autistic people, but there is a major strength in them as well.

"It's a behaviorally defined syndrome, characterized by deficiencies in social ability, language and imagination, and rigidity and repetitive behaviors."

So in autism, there are both defects and benefits. There are behavioral challenges and habits, followed by social problems, but they see through a view unlike most. Their creativity is through a wider scope, and they find it easy to come up with things like stories, cartoon characters, and really, many other countless things.

"Classic autism: the most severe, and best understood, of the autism spectrum disorders. People with classic autism have trouble interacting with other people and often make repeated, robotic movements. Developmental delays are common."

We see here, that autism's severity depends on where it is on the spectrum, and if one is on the low end, (where the diagnosis is more severe) the person has a harder time in life. It's depressing, and their speech abilities are slightly impaired. That is why some are able to communicate adequately, but others may stammer and/or speak gibberish.

"After a normal pregnancy and delivery, the baby weighed a healthy 8 pounds. He was alert and appeared normal in every respect. A year later, he began to pound his fists against his ears at loud noises and cry for no apparent reason. At 18 months, he spoke only a few words -- and soon after, not at all."

Autism is not a disease, a choice, let alone something people become, it is what they are born with. Don't make fun of an autistic person, because they can't help it. It would hurt their souls if you started pointing out how they stutter so much, or avoid eye contact. They get overwhelmed and anxious sometimes, so it's important not to act like they are just seeking for attention or something, it is what they feel on a daily basis, they feel like a pioneer on an alien planet.

NOW LET'S HEAR WHAT THE OTHER SIDE SAYS

Others are convinced that autistic people cannot accomplish anything in life if they can't socialize properly, and that their job life is tainted by their poorly developed social skills, and how not being social can cause you to lose your job, or not have one at all. But that is not true at all, and with backup information, we can disprove what they say about that. Autistic people are very talented, and whether it's mathematics, or pottery, anything that they might be skilled at, it WILL benefit them, and society should accept them for who they are. There is a job for every talent, and autistic people will fit right in like everyone else. Some autistic people may be really observant, and therefore, maintain a future career as a detective, others may have the talent of being able to easily come up with creative ideas, and that can be put into use when they become world famous graffiti artists, or indie movie developers. There are lots of options for them, and the absence of being able to communicate properly, or the disability to make proper eye contact shouldn't stand in the way for what dear the future holds for them.
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Many may find it odd how autistic people behave around people

Now, it seems all too strange, but people with autism do not understand the ability to communicate the way others can. It's not simple to them to just make eye contact, they simply feel awkward trying to do so. Body language is diminished, you may see, and they can't help it. Socializing is difficult for them, and it's like trying to stand on a stack of books.

Now let's look at a really noble person

Her name is Temple Grandin, she stood up for the animals and livestock, and understands that they have souls of their own and deserve humane respect. She is the reason animals are being treated more humanely, and Grandin did all of this, in the perspective challenges of an autistic person. The world needs more people like her.
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